Buena Vista University

Philosophy and Religion

Some questions are meant to be answered while others are meant to be pondered. The disciplines of philosophy and religion explore and debate concepts that are often not definitively knowable. Though supported by evidence, they depend on faith and reasoned argument. These questions, ideas, and belief hold profound influence on society. On a personal level, they may be highly meaningful to you – even the basis for how you live your life. Studying them in-depth can encourage you in your own understanding of the world and beyond.

As a philosophy and religion minor, you will critically examine the moral, philosophical and spiritual dimensions of the world’s cultures. You’ll learn how different schools of thought have influenced society and shaped your own perspectives. You will also learn how to evaluate large concepts and complex ideas and use your knowledge to make compelling, logically reasoned arguments – abilities highly useful in law, business and politics.

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Courses of study

Minor in Philosophy and Religion: 18 credit hours

At least 9 credit hours at the 200 level or above (in either philosophy or religion)
9 credit hours of philosophy and religion electives
A minimum of 6 credit hours must be earned in each field

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Storm Lake, IA 50588

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